On This Date: January 12, 1951 – Nature Boy Buddy Rogers vs Lord Pinkerton headlined this event that took place at the Kiel Auditorium in St Louis, Missouri. Legendary Sam Muchnick was the promoter for this event. General Admission was 75 cents!!!
On This Date: 60 year ago tonight Tuesday December 10, 1957 Nature Boy Buddy Rogers faced Ike Eakins in a No Time Limit – Falls Don’t Count “Texas Death Match” at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Eau Gallie / Melbourne, Florida.
This newspaper ad for the event at Eau Gallie says the civic center is “ALWAYS HEATED when necessary” You can bet they didn’t need any added heat that night when Buddy Rogers came to town and burned the roof off!
This portrait of NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nature Boy Buddy Rogers appeared in a wrestling album from 1965. Buddy held the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship from June 30, 1961 until January 24, 1963.